If Carson Palmer Is Traded, Miami Dolphins Will Be In Line

We've been talking about QB Carson Palmer's status with the Cincinnati Bengals. The last we heard from Palmer, he would retire from football if he's not traded by the Bengals. A lot of people around the league think he'll stick to that and, so far, the Bengals haven't said they'll look into trading him.

But if they do, there will be a number of teams in line to get him, including the Miami Dolphins. Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reported last month that the Dolphins were interested in Palmer. This week he reports that, with Miami failing to secure a quarterback through the draft, Palmer is at the top of their wish list.

If the Bengals put Palmer on the market, I report to you the Dolphins will be in line to get him. But even if that happens, other teams might also be in line, including Seattle and Arizona.

I continue to think Seattle makes the most sense for Palmer. With the Pete Carroll connection, and Palmer's reported desire to play on the west coast, this makes the most sense.

That said, don't discount Miami. Like Seattle, they have the talent to make a playoff run should they get the right quarterback in place. They already spent two second round picks on WR Brandon Marshall and, ideally, they have a top-flight quarterback to get him the ball. With the possibility of RB Ronnie Brown and RB Ricky Williams leaving, the need for a starting quarterback has risen. 

Check out The Phinsider to see what Dolphins fans think of the possibility. 

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